“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” (Albert Einstein)
Let me ask you something. Would you agree that, when it comes to school, those kids who are good at it are considered “smart” and those who aren’t so good at it are pegged as “dumb?”
And do you think kids have figured out, from a pretty early age, which category they fit into?
How do you think this affects them throughout their lives?
I’ll elaborate on this more soon but, for now, I have a very personal, highly-sensitive question to ask you:
When you were in school, did you think of yourself as smart or dumb? Why?
Bonus question: Do you still feel the same way, or has your opinion of yourself changed?
(Thank you, friends! I think you’re wonderful and brave.)